Hello to all our readers. For our first article of 2017 we will publish in our webmagazine: FIVE MINUTES WITH … We chose to interview our friend David La Maestra alias Dave Scott, the veteran of DaBit Records. We hope you will find the content of these interesting questions, so that ye may know that some curiosity in the world of the nightlife and its characters.
Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you beyond the music?
D: Hello, I’m David La Maestra ( “Dave Scott”). I consider to be, in a fairly simple sentence “was a man child”, in life as in music. I’m 43 years old, a wonderful wife, and a few trusted friends. Are very dreamer, I get excited with little, even just seeing the sun rise in the morning. I consider myself extremely sensitive, but also a bit ‘crazy (not literally, thank God). My rule of life is summed up in the word “balance”. I try to live all with discernment … okay a touch of madness, but the excesses are not my own.
What music do you listen to?
D: At the beginning, my musical culture was quite bitter. My tastes were almost entirely based on Rap old school (Public Enemy, Run DMC, etc ..) and old hits of synth pop (Level 42, Peter Gabriel, Gazebo). Starting to “play” with turntables and mixer, i had looked for toward sounds ‘more’ cool. Over the years, thanks to the comparison with known professionals in recent years, my curiosity ‘pushed me everything’ and that ‘underground. Space so the early electronic experiments of Kratfwerk up to more ‘ “fusion territories”, preferring the jazz culture, funk, disco, house, UK garage, and acid house. To paraphrase my friend and partner Nello Nicita (Nick Morris), I love the “twisted things.”
How did you get into music and how did you start your career?
D: I started to listen to music in a big way in the last years of high school (it was 1988), and decided to put his face and heart in 1990, with the first school party. The real debut was in a club in 1991.
What’s in your studio? At what daw you entrust yourself?
D: Currently, again with Nello, work my (and our) traces the Soundfactory Studio, the structure of which already ‘we spoke with you, although at an early stage rather find my creative part in my “home studio” at home, using a basic setup: iMac, of KrK couple Rokit 5 “, two controllers (OX25 M-Audio and Akai APC40), microKORG synth, and FastTrack sound card M-Audio.Il all handled on Logic X platform, and Ableton (depending on the type of work to perform).
With what do you play at your live performances?
D: Lately I’ve learned to appreciate the versatility ‘of Ableton in “live” situations, but I also like the use of vinyl or CD-J, no preference concerning models.
What is the disk that you always keep with you in your bag?
D: Six tracks are fundamental: Kill 100 –Xpress2 (Carl Craig Rmx), This is Mutha F**ker -Digital Boy, Deep Inside – Hardrive, Jack 2 the Sound of the Underground -HitHouse, , Paranoimia -Art of Noise, New Gold Dream -Simple Minds,… and, last but not the least, Autobahn from Kraftwerk.
Is there an anecdote you’d like to share?
D: Some time ago one of my partners and friends told me, during a studio session, that “music and ‘such as shit , more’ jobs, most ‘stinks” … this teach me and that needless to too much meat the fire when it comes to producing something of yours. You have to choose the best already ‘at the start. But just right.
What is your hidden dream?
D: Become a complete artist, in all respects, both technically and emotionally. I realize that the time factor does not play in my favor but, as they say, for the miracles we are working …
What are you boiling in your pot? What are your plans in the next future?
D: In the pot? Well ‘I can ask my wife? I say that I’m working on projects slightly out of my living music, but I prefer not to expose myself. In the near future, I hope to do better and to express myself without commercial compressions … apart from the field of music, I would like to realize his dream of becoming a dad…
What do you think of family/company Life Sentence Rec?
D: A wonderful team, tight-knit, young and extremely productive. From the first to the last component.
Which artist would you like to collaborate with in the future?
D: Mario Biondi, great sicilian artist and … (let me dream a bit ) … Jan Michelle Jarre !!!
A curiosity about yourself and your life to tell the readers of this article.
D: Despite all the difficulties’, the doors closed in his face, the little transparent and opportunistic people, I have always loved everything I’ve done, and will continue ‘to do so (if God allow’), believing, but always take herself too seriously. Ergo, I recommend to anyone who shares this passion: believe, commit, studied much, try your hand, but not svendete yourself to anyone, not even for the best artist in the square. However small, or with little experience, your dignity ‘is priceless.
Ah..non forget to have fun !
We conclude this article by thanking David for the time he dedicated to our questions. We hope that you have enjoyed this initiative. Soon will come other interviews to satisfy all music lovers.